Maruti Suzuki to launch 1st electric car in 2020, showcases ConceptFutureS.
India’s largest car maker kicked off Delhi Auto Expo 2018 in style with the global premiere of Maruti Suzuki #ConceptFutureS.
Designed in-house by Maruti Suzuki, ConceptFutureS provides the direction of next level of design evolution in terms of proportions, body sculpting and stimulating fusion of bold patterns and superior accent colors.
The exteriors are upright stance, commanding higher seating and ground clearance, along with the horizontal hood which gives the concept a unique aggressive stance and posture.
According to the company managing SUV characters in compact proportions is an uphill task that the designers have successfully achieved.
The interior which was not showcased but is `bold and exciting’ as per the company release. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the center is also a unique spherical design with layers of interface making it fun and playful to interact with the car.
Specs and positioning
The FutureS will take the micro SUV segment a notch higher and will compete with likes of Renault Kwid and Mahindra KUV100. The micro SUV concept will slot between the Ignis and the Vitara Brezza.
The FutureS concept could also be the first electric car from Maruti Suzuki. It will share Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform that underpins vehicles such as the Baleno, Ignis and the Dzire.
Engine options are likely the K-series 1.2-litre petrol with some form of electrification (SHVS hybrid technology) and a future 1.5-litre diesel.
Unveiling ConceptFutureS, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said,
“Compact is the natural choice of India’s car customers. Compact needs a fresh design language, one that is bold, confident and dynamic. Our designers have created this brand new design, aggressive on the outside, and bold and inviting interiors. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before on a vehicle this size. ConceptFutureS will define the next generation of design for compact vehicles in India”.
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